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Democrats Are Subsidizing Health Insurance Predators
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Democrats want to pay billions to put Americans on expensive corporate health insurance plans rather than expand Medicare or create a public option. It’s a gift to a criminal private insurance industry that needs to be completely abolished. ...[Read more]
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White Supremacy Set the Stage for Texas’ Miserable Disaster Response
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Ted Cruz’s “let them eat cake” vacation to Cancun was a visible reminder of the cruelty of our political system — a system that rewards politicians propped up by corporate money, right-wing lies, and racist ideologies for blaming others and evadin ...[Read more]
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U.S. is worst among developed nations for worker benefits
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Americans have it worse than all other developed nations when it comes to benefits for workers, according to a new ranking. The U.S. places last relative to its national policies around healthcare, unemployment, retirement, parental leave, and paid vacati ...[Read more]
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New Report From Rep. Katie Porter Reveals How Big Pharma Pursues ‘Killer Profits’ at the Expense of Americans’ Health
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"It's time we reevaluate the standards for approving these mergers. It's time we pass legislation to lower drug prices. And it's time we rethink the structure of leadership at big pharmaceutical companies." ...[Read more]
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The GameStop Fiasco Exposes the Fantasy That Capitalism Can Be Democratic
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When tech platforms, regulatory agencies, and social media companies conspire to swat down share purchases that get in Wall Street’s way, they’re doing us all a favor: they're showing us the ruthlessly hierarchical reality of neoliberalism behind the ...[Read more]
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Wall Street’s Invisible Hand
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The world's largest asset manager has been using workers' savings to help companies block initiatives that would force them to reduce their carbon emissions and disclose their dark money spending. ...[Read more]
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‘Cry Me a River’: Sanders Hits Back as Billionaire Investor Whines About Potential Tax Hikes Amid GameStop Fiasco
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As the ongoing GameStop saga sparked renewed calls for a financial transactions tax and other commonsense redistributive measures to tackle soaring inequality and Wall Street abuses, billionaire investor Leon Cooperman took to the airwaves Thursday to fum ...[Read more]
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“I Pretty Much Immediately Discovered How Bad American Health Care Was”
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Journalist Libby Watson started a newsletter to document the horrors of the US's profit-driven health system. She spoke to us about the insurance industry’s windfall COVID-19 profits, Joe Biden’s phantom public option proposal, and how growing up with ...[Read more]
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The Business Class Has Never Liked Democracy
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Today, on Inauguration Day, we shouldn’t forget that the business class has long stoked fears of democracy — and bankrolled the conservative movement that gave us the events of January 6. Elites can never safeguard our freedom. ...[Read more]
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World Is on ‘Brink of a Catastrophic Moral Failure,’ WHO Chief Denounces Vaccine-Hoarding by Rich Nations
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"I need to be blunt: the world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure—and the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world's poorest countries." That ominous warning comes from the head of the World Health Organiz ...[Read more]
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Lord Sumption tells stage 4 cancer patient her life is ‘less valuable’
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The former supreme court justice Jonathan Sumption has been criticised for telling a woman with stage 4 cancer that her life was “less valuable” during a televised discussion of the costs of coronavirus lockdowns. Appearing on the BBC One show The Bi ...[Read more]
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